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Every file download get a "contains virus" message

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Rotty, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 38,226

    Location: Notts

    I have a Win7 X64 machine running IE10 , every time I download a file it says it contains a virus and is deleted

    I have tried disabling Malwarebytes and that makes no difference

    Tried a few things I have found on web with no joy

    any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sliver

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 9,608

    Location: Darlington

    I helped out a friend with a similar problem. We couldn't download AVG to do a virus scan because he PC was infected and it kept deleting the file. To get around this we downloaded it onto another PC and transferred AVG over using a USB stick. This worked in the end after booting up in Safe Mode. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 38,226

    Location: Notts

    Thanks, decided to just give up and do a system restore to a few days ago :)
     
  4. bledd

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 44,527

    Location: Parts Unknown

    What program was telling you it was a virus? Defender?
     
  5. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 38,226

    Location: Notts

    looked like it but couldn't access defender and MS website says defender not compatible win Win 7 64 bit so couldn't be
     
  6. bledd

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 44,527

    Location: Parts Unknown

    It comes with Windows

    Hit start and type 'defender'. If you install MSE, it replaces it.
     


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